World Aids Day

 
Turning the tide against TB: Treatment alone won’t work
Turning the tide against TB: Treatment alone won’t work
Just last month, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released new data showing that, despite being curable, tuberculosis (TB) has overtaken HIV and...
HIV treatment: Where are the men?
HIV treatment: Where are the men?
Today, on World Aids Day, I find myself thinking, as I often do on this day, of two remarkable men, both of whom died unnecessarily of Aids-related illnesses: Reuben Mokae and Sonwabo Qathula. ...
Motsoaledi: “TB advocates should learn from their HIV colleagues”
Motsoaledi: “TB advocates should learn from their HIV colleagues”
The world’s biggest infectious killer – tuberculosis (TB) – is also the most common cause of HIV-related deaths. According to the World Health...
The stigma of HIV still kills
The stigma of HIV still kills
The morning sun had risen. The new year was five days old. And then...
[Video]Mother-to-child HIV transmission in the spotlight
[Video]Mother-to-child HIV transmission in the spotlight
The Male Championship model in Malawi encourages men to get their wives involved in reducing mother-to-child HIV transmission.
Comment: HIV fight requires wisdom
Comment: HIV fight requires wisdom
In his budget vote speech in July, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced that the initiation threshold for HIV treatment will be...
Villagers flock to take HIV tests
Villagers flock to take HIV tests
Using a blue pen, Sityhilelo Mandlingana enters a client's name, sex and age into a register next to the date and time that he saw her. He...
[Video]Sangoma: Why I take ARVs
[Video]Sangoma: Why I take ARVs
Prudence Mabele, a sangoma and one of the founding members of the TAC, is adamant that ARVs are imperative to the survival of HIV positive people.
The sangoma who lives for science
The sangoma who lives for science
In 2004, more than 500 traditional healers took to the streets in protest against the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). They accused the HIV...
Motlanthe: 'Journey towards Aids-free world has begun'
Motlanthe: 'Journey towards Aids-free world has begun'
South Africa has made significant progress in combating HIV/Aids, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said in Potchefstroom on Saturday.
Stories of hope in the fight against HIV/Aids
Stories of hope in the fight against HIV/Aids
In the early 90s when South Africa's Themba Lethu clinic could only treat HIV/Aids patients for opportunistic diseases, many would come in on...

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